Avoiding Costly Litigation and Unwanted Attention

It was recently announced in a press release that large and well-known California-based tech company is being sued for employment discrimination. This suit is purported to be a class action that will represent those former employers of the company who were laid-off (allegedly) because of their age. Currently the case includes only four ex-employees, but…

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EMPLOYMENT LAW ISSUES IN FOOD, BEVERAGES & AgTECH

Employers must comply with both Federal and state employment laws and regulations. Most companies face the challenge of keeping up to date with the ever changing landscape of employment laws and regulations which typically vary from state to state. While there are a host of employment law issues that companies must be aware of and…

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CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS MUST PAY EMPLOYEES EQUALLY – new law to go into effect January 2, 2016

A new law signed into effect last week requires that California employers ensure that it pay men and women equal wages.  What does this mean?  It means that if two people have “substantially similar work”, their wages must be the same, even if their titles are different and they work at different sites. It also…

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